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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Govt orders police transfers put on hold

by Zena Henry The government has put a hold on all police transfers until further notice The transfer of the Head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Assistant Commissioner Leslie James is among , according to well-placed sources. He and others had been instructed to report to different locations Tuesday but early in the morning they were told to remain ...

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Government set to “show off” at Independence Day activities

by Zena Henry The A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC)-led administration is setting for a grand display of activities as the country nears its 49th Independence Anniversary, and prepares for  the inauguration of His Excellency Retired Brigadier David A. Granger, Commander-in- Chief of the Armed Forces on May 26. Spokesman for the planning team, Bobby Vieria says monies from ...

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Bodies of several miners identified

Dead miners identified The lifeless bodies of five the ten miners who failed to escape when a mining pit caved – in Mousie, Region Eight (Potaro – Siparuni) over the weekend were this morning taken to the Lyken Funeral Home and three of them have been identified. The three men are 17 – year – old Raymond August of 229 ...

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PPP says international community sold elections for oil

by Zena Henry Former Agriculture Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy believes that international players engineered the outcome of Guyana’s just concluded general elections because at least one of them wants to put its hand on the oil industry. Expressing his non-acceptance of the 2015 results, Ramsammy on his Facebook page claimed that the “ Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the International ...

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Bodies of six unidentified gold miners found in caved-in mining pit; search continues for four others

The bodies of six of the 10 miners, who were trapped in a caved-in mining pit at Mowasi in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) were recovered Monday but their identities are unknown, according to a senior police officer. The police officer said the bodies would have to be taken to a mortuary in Georgetown where residents could go to identify them because ...

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Three wanted for separate cocaine busts

An eighteen year old man is among three persons wanted by police for alleged drug trafficking, police said. They are 28-years old Kenton Haynes of 14 Nelson Street, Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara; 50-years old Shivsankar Khellawan called ‘Amo’ of Lot 3 Second Street, Bel Air Village, Georgetown and 18-years old Keon Anthony Duncan of Lot 37 Riverview Drive, Friendship, ...

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Edward B. Beharry staff robbed of cash, gun

Another gun is now in the hands of criminals during a robbery committed on a delivery truck on the East Coast Demerara early Monday afternoon. Police said that about 1230h. today Monday May 18, 2015, an armed security guard and two salesmen attached to Edward B. Beharry Company Ltd. were in Non Pariel, ECD, conducting business at a shop when they were ...

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Greenidge, Jordan confirmed as Foreign, Finance Ministers

President David Granger has confirmed that former Finance Minister Carl Greenidge and former Budget Director Winston Jordan have been appointed to the post of Foreign Affairs and Finance Ministry. The two men met the recently sworn-in Head of State at Office of the President earlier Monday, May 18 and accepted the posts. Granger told reporters that he would be meeting ...

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